Observations in the Genus: Papilio

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Kleinmond Christmas swallowtail reared for New Year's day (with surprise gif alert)

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By: magrietb
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Location: Kleinmond
Observed: 1st January 2016
Added: 28th April 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

23 Nov 2015:

Collected little caterpillar on the lemon tree.

18 Dec 2015:

Caterpillar attached itself to a leaf and pupated.

1 Jan 2016:

Adult emerged.

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Arise unto the light oh beast of the forest

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 25th April 2016
Added: 27th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Description:

Backlit beaut

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A pretty posy - of horror

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 23rd April 2016
Added: 27th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Why is that Swallowtail moving strangely by his Bush Violet blooms? Why are his wings falling off? Where the hell is his head?!

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Citrus worm

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Location: Kampersrus, Limpopo
Observed: 12th April 2016
Added: 25th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:6
Description:

Final instar larvae

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Caterpillar on Blister Bush (Peucedanum galbanum)

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By: Hiking is funHiking is fun’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Table Mountain
Observed: 17th April 2016
Added: 20th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Puffing up, bit by bit.

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 18th April 2016
Added: 19th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

Informal meeting in progress when Tarita noticed movement in the pupae collection. Meeting summarily adjourned, noticed the butterfly was stuck to gunk in the container, first rescue attempt with a pen failed, resorted to offering a cigarette to climb onto. Offer accepted, better grip than a plastic pen, went out side, complete with butterfly on cigarette, calling for coffee on the way. Unfortunately, the wings never unfolded properly, probably glued by gunk. Lesson: provide stick for butterfly to climb on, put paper towel or similar on the floor of the container.

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Butterfly

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By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Ngoma River Dwesa
Observed: 10th March 2016
Added: 12th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Could not resist another

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 5th April 2016
Added: 10th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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Beach butty

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By: Bushboy
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Location: dogbeach, Scottburgh
Observed: 4th April 2016
Added: 10th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

These splendid butterflies are everywhere at the moment, but seldom perching for more than a second or two. What this fellow was doing right on the beach at the base of the foredune is a mystery.

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Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve - Citrus Swallowtail

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By: jimmymac2
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Location: Moreleta Nature Reserve
Observed: 27th March 2016
Added: 7th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Found near the car park, in some long grass.

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White-banded Swallowtail ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve
Observed: 3rd November 2014
Added: 28th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Pirie butterfly

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Location: Pirie forest
Observed: 19th March 2016
Added: 26th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Recently moulted Lemon leaf muncher

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: 5, Casper Cres
Observed: 19th March 2016
Added: 22nd March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Photo Credits: Bertie Jordaan, who took this larva home for the long weekend to feed it. Final instar?

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Thriving on Lemon tree leaves

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 18th March 2016
Added: 19th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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They do actually some times sit still

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 18th March 2016
Added: 19th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Swallowtail

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By: Robert Taylor
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: nyoni farm drive
Observed: 26th December 2015
Added: 17th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Swallowtail Butterfly

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By: Phytofundi
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Location: 2117, Constantia Dr
Observed: 9th March 2016
Added: 17th March 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Description:

Palm-sized beautiful butterfly with light coppery-orange colour.

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So common right now

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Golfclub forest patch
Observed: 15th March 2016
Added: 17th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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swallow tail

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Location: Pauline Bohnen
Observed: 12th March 2016
Added: 14th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Papilio demodocus demodocus

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By: Liana
Location: Goodwood, Cape Town
Observed: 12th March 2016
Added: 13th March 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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A poison chalice, old chap

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Golfclub forest patch
Observed: 10th March 2016
Added: 10th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

Well-worn fellow enjoying the foul, but beautiful, alien invader. Perhaps the secret to his longevity?

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A Teaser

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 9th March 2016
Added: 9th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Large, very nervous, did not sit still for more than few seconds. Think Common Diadem female, but very uncertain. Female Common Diadems with all their forms, and models, confuse me!

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Swallows Roosting

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By: lyle.ground
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Location: My Garden
Observed: 3rd March 2016
Added: 7th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

Two of them bunking down for the night in the bushy Barleria

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Lemon Pup

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 3rd March 2016
Added: 6th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Reared from Caterpillar

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Little Lemon-leaf cat

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 3rd March 2016
Added: 6th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Citrus Swallowtail

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By: The Bate's
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Location: The Ranch
Observed: 28th February 2016
Added: 3rd March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Sleeping butty

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Umdoni Village, Pennington
Observed: 1st March 2016
Added: 3rd March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Citrus swallowtail caterpillar?

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Location: Burgee Bend, Marina da Gama
Observed: 31st January 2016
Added: 28th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:7
Description:

Apron 5cm. Found on lemon tree, stayed in the same area of the tree for some time. Citrus swallowtail adults visit the garden fairly regularly.

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Who swallowed the Swallowtail's Tail?

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 22nd February 2016
Added: 22nd February 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

More than a bit battered but flies well.

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Just moulted larva

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 22nd February 2016
Added: 22nd February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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